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Paid Up Capital
Does a General
Collecting and
The Great Northern and
St. Paul & Duluth Railroad Companies.
For Maps, Prices, and any other information,
write to
Land Agent. Princeton, Minn.
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Armitage's Offices
Near West Branch Bridge, Princeton, Minn.
I have recently opened a first class Livery in connection
with my feed and sale barn. When in need of good rigs,
reliable horses, prompt and careful attention call at above
barn. Soliciting a share of your patronage, I am,
Yours Truly,
A. H. STEEVES, Prop.
A General Banking Business
Loans Made on Approved Se
Interest Paid on Time De
Foreign and Domestic Ex
change S. S PETTERSON, Pres.
T. H. CALEY, Vice Pres.
J. F. PETTERSON, Cash'r.
SKAHEN, Cashier and Manager. S
Banking Business $
Railroad Lands
Farm and
Village Loans,
Fine Hardwood Lands, Meadows and Open Lands, at
Low Prices ana on Easy Terms, for sale by
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Delicate but
Lasting Flavors
are most appreciated toy women of refined
And tneir use is more general the
summer Nature herself suggests this.
Many new odors have been added to our
large assortment of
Exquisite Perfumes
and there is something here to please every
These delicious scents can he purchased
toy the ounce or la handsome bottles
(The Corner Drug Store.)
Hours9 A to 12 30 2 to
Commercial Hotel,
Princeton, flinn.
Under new management this hotel has been enlarged to more
than double its size and equipped with steam heating plant,
bath rooms, and all modern improvements.
Office and Residence over Jack's Drugstore
Tel Rural, 36.
Princeton, Minn.
Ojflce Odd Fellows' Building.
Princeton, Minn
Office in Carew Block,
Mam Street. Princeton.
A fine line of Tobacco and Cigars.
Mam Street, Princeton.
Dealer in
Lard, Poultry, Fish and Game in Season.
Telephone 51.
Princeton, Minn.
Will take full charge of dead bodies when
desired. Coffins and caskets of the latest styles
always in stock Also Springfield metalics
Dealer in Monuments of all kinds.
E A Ross, Princeton, Minn Telephone No 30
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Coffins and Caskets always on han d.
A full line of granite and marble monuments
Telephone call 52
Office Mam street, Princeton, Minn.
I Oddfellow's
new building,
I Dr. Walker
will attend
to his
from the
1 ist to 20th
of each
In Cambridge
21st to 28th
of each month,
office over
Gouldberg &
We flake
A Specialty
Dr. C. F. Walker's
Dental Parlors
now located
in the
Of Good Things to Eat and Drink.
Is one of our specialties that good, rich
wholesome kind of milk from well-fed,
well-cared cows. W deliver this milk
to you in glass milk jars.
Aerated bottled milk is superior to any
other way of handling it:
FIRS TThe quality of the goods can
be seen at a glance: the cream at theterest
top, the color of the milk underneath.
SECONDEach patron gets the same
grade of milk.
THIRDJt will keep sweet longer be
cause it is air tight.
FOURTHThe fla\or is better, being
absolutely free from "metallic flavors"
from tin cans.
FIFTHSatisfaction to our patrons
and ourselves. Leave your orders
Xel N E. 23
1 ci.
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All kinds of Blacksmithing neatly
and promptly done. I make a
specialty of
First street,
President Roosevelt Makes Three Im-
portant Addresses on Matters
of Public Concern.
The ilonroe Doctrine, the Tariff and
Trusts==Three Great Issues
Ably Discussed.
President Roosevelt is giving the
people some good, clear, concise views
on the important topics that concern
the nation at the present time. In hisrich
Chicago speech he gave a good review
and interpretation of the Monroe
doctrine, and the reasons for main
taining it. He said: "Ever since the
time when we definitely extended our
boundaries westward to the Pacific and
southward to the gulf, since the time
when the old Spanish and Portuguese
colonies to the south of us asserted
their independence, our nation has in
sisted that because of its primacy in
strength among the nations of the
Western hemisphere it has certain
duties and responsibilities which ob
lige it to take a leading part thereon.
"We hold that our interests in this
hemisphere are greater than those of
any European power possibly can be,
and our duty to ourselves aud to the
weaker republics who are our neighbors
requires us to see that none of the
great military powers from across the
seas shall encroach upon the territory
of the American republics or acquire
control thereov er.
"This policy, therefore, not only for
bids us to acquiesce in such territorial
acquisition, but also causes us to object
to the acquirement of a control which
would in its effect be equal to territor
ial aggrandizement. This is why the
United States has steadily believed
that the construction of the great isth
mian canal, the building of which is to
stand as the greatest material feat of
the twentieth centurygreater than
any similar feat in a preceding century
should be done by no foreign nation
but by ourselves. The canal must of
necessity go through the territory of
one of our smaller sister republics
We have been scrupulously careful to
abstain from perpetrating any wrong
upon any of these republics in this mat
ter. W do not wish to interfere with
their rights in the least, but while care
fully safeguarding them, to build the
canal ourselves under provisions which
will enable us, if necessary, to police
and protect it, and to guarantee its
neutrality, we being the sole guaran
tors. Our intention was steadfast we
dfesired action taken so that the canal
c^uld alwav be used by us in time of
peace and war alike, and in time of
war could never be used to our detri
ment by any nation which was hostile
to us.
"We do not guarantee any state
against punishment if it misconducts
itself, provided that punishment does
not take the form of the acquisition of
territory by any non-American power
"We do not intend to assume any
position which can give just of
fense to our neighbors. Our adherence
to the rule of human right is nottinctly
merely profession. The history of ourthe
dealings with Cuba shows that we rebenefit
duce it to performance.
"The Monroe doctrine is not interna
tional law, and though I think one day
it may become such, this is not neces
sary as long as it remains a cardinal
feature of our foreign policy, and asfected
long as we possess both the will and
the strength to make it effective. This
last point, my fellow citizens, is all im
portant, and is one which as a people
we can never afford to forget. I be
lie\ in the Monroe doctrine with all
my heart and soul I am convinced that
the immense majority of our fellow
countrymen so believe in it: but I would
infinitely prefer to see us abandon it
than to see us put it forward and blus
ter about it, and yet fail to build up the
efficient fighting strength which in the
last resort can alone make it respected
by any strong foreign power whose in
it may ever happen to be to
violate it."
In his Milwaukee speech he talked
about the trusts. said: "We
should be false to the heroic principles
of our government if we discriminated,
either by legislation or administration,
either for or against a man because of
either his wealth or his poverty.
There is no proper place in our society
either for the rich man who uses the
power conferred by his riches to enable
him to oppress and wrong his neigh
bors, nor yet for the demagogic agita
tor who, instead of attacking abuses as
all abuses should be attacked wherever
found, attacks property, attacks pros
perity, attacks men of wealth, as such,
whether they be good or bad, attacks
corporations whether they do well or
ill, and seeks, in a spirit of ignorant
rancor, to overthrow the very founda
tions upon which rest our national well
President Roosevelt does not believe
that the trusts can be reached through
the tariff. said: "You can, of
course, put an end to the prosperity of
the trusts by putting an end to the
prosperity of the nation but the price
for such action seems high. The alter
native is to do exactly what has been
done during the life of the congress
which has just closedthat is, to
course we consider not merely a bene
fit to the poor man, but a benefit to the
man. W do no man an injustice
when we require him to obey the law.
On the contrary, if he is a man whose
safety and well-being depend in a pe
culiar degree upon the existence of the
spirit of law and order, we are render
ing him the greatest service when we
require him to be himself an exemplar
of that spirit."
The presidents' reception at St. Paul
and Minneapolis partook of an ovation
and while in the twin cities he was
royally entertained. made two ad
dresses in St. Paul, one before the leg
islature and one outside the east en
trance to the capitol. Saturday even
ing he delivered his tariff and recipro
city speech at the university armory in
Minneapolis. The president spoke of
the ratification of the reciprocity treaty
with Cuba. said: "This treaty is
beneficial to both parties and justifies
itself on several grounds. In the first
place we offer to Cuba her natural
market. W can confer upon her a
benefit which no other nation can con
fer and for the very reason that we
have started her as an independent re
public and that we are rich, prosperous
and powerful, it behooves us to stretch
out a helping hand to our feebler
younger sister.
"In the next place it widens the mar
ket for our products, both the products
of the farm and certain of our manu
factures and it is therefore in the in
terests of our farmers, manufacturers,
merchants, and wage-workers. Finally,
the treaty was not merely warranted
but demanded apart from all other con
siderations, by the enlightened consid
eration of our foreign policy. More
and more in the future we must occupy
a preponderant position in the waters
and along the coasts in the region south
of us not a position of control over the
republics of the south, but of control of
the military situation so as to avoid
any possible complications in the fu
ture. Under the Piatt amendment
Cuba agreed to give us certain naval
stations on her coast.
In speaking of our tarift relations
with the Philippines he said: "Equally
important was the action on the tariff
upon products of the Philippines. W
gave them a reduction of twenty-fi\
per cent, and would have given them a
reduction of twenty-five per cent, more
had it not been for the opposition in
the hurried closing days of the last
session, of certain gentlemen who, by
the waj. have been representing them
selves both as peculiarly solicitous for
the interests of the Philippine people
and as special champions of the lower
ing of tarift duties. There is a dis
humorous side to the fact that
reduction of duties which would
Cuba and the Philippines as
well as ourselves was antagonized
chiefly by those who in theory have
been fond of proclaiming themselves
the advanced guardians of the op
pressed nationalities in the islands af
and the ardent advocates of the
reduction of duties generally, but who
instantly took violent ground against
the practical steps to accomplish either
Referring to our prosperity as a na
tion he said: "We are now in a condi
tion of prosperity unparalleled not
merely in our own history but in the
history of any other nation. This pros
perity is deep rooted and stands on a
firm basis because it is due to the fact
that the average American has in him
the stuff out of which ictors are made
in the great industrial contest of the
present day, ]ust as in the great mil
itary contests of the past, and because
he is now able to use and develop his
qualities to best advantage under our
well established economic system.
"There will be fluctuations from time
to time in our prosperity but it will
continue to grow just so long as weface
keep up this high average of individual
citizenship and permit it to work out
its own salvation under proper economic
"The present phenomenal prosperity
has been won under a tariff which was
made in accordance with certain fixed
and definite principles, the most im
portant of which is an avowed deter
mination to protect the interests of the
American producer, business man,
wage-worker and farmer alike.
"It is, of course, a mere truism to say
that we want to use everything in our
power to foster the welfare of our en
tire body politic. In other words, we
need to treat the tariff as a business
proposition, from the standpoint of the
interests of the country as a whole, and
not with reference to the temporary
needs of any political party. I is al
most as necessary that our policy should
be stable as that it should be wise. A
nation like ours could not long stand
the ruinous policy of readjusting its
business to radical changes in the tariff
deavor, not to destroy corporations, but
to regulate them with a view of doing
away with whatever is of evil in them
and of making them subserve the pub
lic use. The law is not to be adminis
tered in the interest of the poor man as
such, but in the interest of the law
abiding man, rich or poor. W are no
more against organizations of capital
than against organizations of labor.
W welcome both, demanding only
that each shall do right and shall re
member its duty to the republic. Such
short intervals, especially when, as
now, owing to the immense extent and
variety of our products the tariff sched
ules carry rates of duty on thousands
of different articles.
"Sweeping and violent changes in
such a tariff touching so vitally the
agriculture, labor, manufactures and
commerce, would be disastrous in any
event, and they would be fatal to our
present well-being if approached on the
theory that the principle of the pro
tective tariff was to be abandoned.
"Our aim should be to preserve the
policy of a protective tariff, in which
the nation as a whole has acquiesced,
and yet wherever and whenever nec
essary to change the duties in partic
ular paragraphs or schedules as mat
ters of legislative detail, if such change
is demanded by the interests of the na
tion as a whole.
"One point we must steadily keep in
mind. The question of tariff revision,
speaking broadly, stands wholly apart
from the question of dealing with the
trust. No change in tariff duties can
have any substantial effect in solving
the so-called trust problem. Certain
great trusts or great corporations are
wholly unaffected by the tariff. Prac
tically all the others that are of any
importance have as a matter of fact
numbers of smaller American competi
tors and of course a change in the
tariff which would work injury to the
large corporation would work not
merely injury but destruction to its
smaller competitors: and equally of
course such a change would mean dis
aster to all the wage workers connected
with either the large or the small cor
"We have prospered marvelously at
home. As a nation we stand in the
very forefront in the giant interna
tional industrial competition of the day.
W can not afford by any freak of folly
to forfeit the position to which we
have thus triumphantly attained."
"Booze" Consumption.
Government statistics throw some
light on the interesting problem as to
the amount of alcoholic stimulants con
sumed by our people, and the cost
thereof. Since 1880 the use of alco
holic beverages has nearly doubled,
having increased from 10.09 gallons per
capita to 19.48 gallons, again of over
92 per cent.
The use of the milder stimulants has
not grown so fast, that of coffee rising
from 8.78 pounds per capita to 13.37
pounds, a little over o2 per cent, while
tea dropped from 1.39 pounds to 0.94
pounds, a decrease of nearly 48 per
cent. Th supplanting of the milder
for the stronger stimulants does not in
dicate greater national regard for bet
ter social and higher physical condi
The total bill of the nation for stimu
lants in 1902 was $1,369,098,276: the
average yearly expenditure for the
past five years. $1,239,108,955. Th
record for 1902 represents aper capita
expenditure for stimulants of $17.33 for
the 79,003.000 inhabitants of the United
States, or 4.7 cents per daj. The users
of alcoholic stimulants are estimated to
form one-fourth of the total population,
on which basis the per capita cost of
alcoholic b^v erages is $09.32 or 19 cents
per day.
Indians Form a Trust.
The Omaha and Winnebago Indians
of Nebraska have become so familiar
with the wav of the white men that
they hav formed a trust to control the
output and prices of Indian relics.
They propose to settle the prices that
shall be paid for Indian goods, thus in
creasing the profits and decreasing the
hours of labor. One thing there will
never be a trust to control, namely
good health. Anj one can obtain his or
her supply bv a regular use of golden
grain belt beer. It doesn't cost much,
but it adds greatlv to the pleasure and
comfort of life. Order of our nearest
dealer or be supplied bv Henrv Veidt,
':I was strolling through a western
cemetery one Sunday afternoon with a
native of the town."' said Peter Dailey,
"and we came across anew tombstone.
On top of the marble slab was a hand
with the index finger pointing upward.
"My guide stopped and looked at it,
and then looked at the name on the
of the monument. 'Well, well,'
he declared, 'if that isn't just like old
Thomson. never did order more
than one beer at a time.' ''New York
Brass Band for Elk Ri\er.
The Elk River brass band has been
reorganized with fifteen members.
They are meeting twice a week for
practice and the Star-News savs they
will soon be in good blowing order.
The black setter, that answers to the
name of "Turk" disappeared last week.
If dog is returned before next Satur
day no questions will be asked, other
wise the party who took the dog, and
who is known, will be prosecuted.
Farm for Sale.
An 80-acre farm located in a thickly
settled community. Telephone and
rural delivery. A general store
within forty rods of the place. 70 acres
under plow, good house, good water,
good land. Fo further particulars
call on owner. WIKEEN.
16-2t Princeton, Minn.
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